Bill JohnsonProduction Manager and Weekend Host
Bill joined WMFE in September 2008. He started his radio career at WFCS at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain Connecticut where he hosted a weekly comedy/variety show and gospel and blues programs. Bill then spent 10 years at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut, where he worked in radio operations and hosted the evening classical music. During this time he also spent two years working overnights and weekends at WTIC 1080 News in Hartford were he anchored the local newscasts, filed stories for CBS radio and prepared news stories for the morning drive.
Bill lives in Deltona and enjoys travel, motorcycling, restaurants and live music.
Recent Stories from Bill Johnson
Twenty of Orlando’s top visual artists each have a piece of art for sale at $100 or less at the “Grab N Go Art Show” at Art Services Ink tonight at 7 in Orlando. The once a year creative cacophony of vintage, jewelry, sculpture, art, handmade, paper goods and more aka Grandma Party is back Sunday 10 to 6 in the Stardust Coffee parking lot.
Could Florida become the next frontier for fracking? Environmentalists, who are already concerned about the state’s fragile water supply, fear that it could, and this week they’re trying to get out ahead of the situation before the 2015 Legislative session begins in Tallahassee.
In the quiet mountain town of Sugar Falls, the locals are knee deep in the season: two shopkeepers in fierce competition battle it out for customers, the local post office is desperately trying to make sure cards are delivered on time, and the trees at the local tree lot dance for customers in hopes of being bought. This whole scenario is the premise for Sleigh, a live stage show performed with no dialogue by the amazing theatre troupe known as PB&J Theatre Factory. The show runs December 17th through the 21st at Rollins College. Call 407‐574‐5794 for tickets.
Fort Myers-based Lake Pickett North, the new owner of about half of the 100-year-old Rybolt Ranch cattle farm in east Orlando, has submitted plans to Orange County to redevelop all 1,435 acres of the ranch into a mixed-use development. The project would include 1,999 homes and nearly 100,000 square feet of commercial space. Lake Pickett North recently bought about 700 acres of mostly grazing and agricultural land from Rolling R. Ranch, an entity created by the Rybolt family, and plans to buy the rest of the property at a later date.
A funny thing happened on the way to November. You might recall that Orange County voters were asked to register their feelings on making local elections partisan, thereby moving the elections of wonderful lovers of transparency like Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to presidential years. More of a fair competition, you say? Voters said no! By about 55 percent, your friends and neighbors said that this wasn’t a good idea, because partisanship is awful.
The Messiah Choral Society presents their 42nd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando. Dr. John Sinclair, Professor of Music at Rollins College will conduct the 120+ member choir and professional soloists. The performance is also supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank by requesting concert attendees bring donations of nonperishable food items. Doors open at 2:15 , and since this an open to the public concert you may want to get there early for the best seats.